I am the Cat which battled heroically on the night when the enemies of the Setting Sun were overwhelmed. And who is this Cat? This Cat is the Sun-God Ra himself…
From The Book of the Dead, 3000 B.C.
The cat…has a girl’s nose, a rabbit’s head,
The tail of a serpent’s poison, a viper’s claws,
And cloudberries for feet-as for the remainder of its body,
It comes forth from the race of wolves.
From the Magic Songs of the Finns.